A Small Dangerous Friend – A Riddle

We are small and we are feared

We don’t know exactly why…

But knowing the world without all of us

Would soon be prone to die.

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We are a female society

Our males are there for play

They’re only used at certain times

And then they pass away.

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We are working, flying, every day

Collecting what we need.

We’re protecting our home as guards

Every one of us does her deed.

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We fly close and far, for what we collect

We clean and raise our kids

We fly out, collect, and transport our fuel

on our hind legs with sense and wits.

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We communicate to let us know

Where danger is and not

And we use our wings to cool our home

When it’s humid out and hot.

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Our work helps the earth and spread pollen

Of trees, and flowers too.

You better take good care of us

And honor us, and woo.

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We wear a hairy top and a striped back

Transparent wings, can you see?

And as you might have guessed by now

Each one of us is a honey bee!

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(Copyright, Aurora Jean Alexander, September 2022)

Picture courtesy of Google.com
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